Shop Local

‘Be Here for Portland’ Campaign Asks Shoppers to Stay Local

Artists, athletes, musicians, business boosters, and celebs encourage Portlanders to take their love to town—or rather, spend their dollars in town.

12/18/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Comics

Meet Miles Morales, the New, Portland-Born Spider-Man

With help from Polygon comics editor Susan Polo, we untangle the web of Miles's complicated origin story.

11/19/2020 By Marty Patail

Tale of the Tots

The 8 Stages of McMenamins

When it comes to Portlanders’ relationship with the brewpub-theater-hotel chain, well, it’s complicated.

09/04/2020 Illustrations by Hawk Krall By Margaret Seiler

Spring Arts: TV

Stumptown: The Good, the Bad, and the Portlandia

We take a look at ABC’s Rose City–set procedural.

02/25/2020 By Jason Cohen

Festivals

3 Must-Dos at Rose City Comic Con This Weekend

Local cartoonists, Harry Potter, and Weird Al star at the year's geekiest event.

09/11/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Television

Watch Cobie Smulders Jump Over the Broadway Bridge in ABC’s Stumptown Trailer

The Portland-set graphic novel adaptation dropped its kinetic first footage last Thursday.

05/22/2019 By Conner Reed

Activism

April 28 Is National Superhero Day. Who Is Your Favorite Local Superhero?

We offer our picks for fictional and living, breathing legends.

04/27/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Television

ABC Orders TV Pilot for Portland-Made Graphic Novel Stumptown

Writer Greg Rucka, along with artists Justin Greenwood and Matthew Southworth, will be executive producers.

01/30/2019 By Marty Patail

Hometown Hero

The Newest DC Comics Superhero Is a Girl of Color from Oregon

Meet Naomi, a new character created by Portland writers Brian Michael Bendis and David Walker.

12/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

Monster Banquet

Anthony Bourdain’s Final Graphic Novel Is a Grisly, Ghostly Tale

Hungry Ghosts, cowritten with longtime collaborator Joel Rose, was released by Dark Horse Comics four months after Bourdain’s 2018 death.

12/05/2018 By Fiona McCann

Comics

In a New Book, the Comics Writers Behind Oh Joy Sex Toy Tackle Sex Ed

Portlanders Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan set out to school us on the basics.

10/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

Heroes & Villains

Forget Superheroes: These Comics Take On Politicians and Rock Stars

James Comey to Osama bin Laden to Lady Gaga, Portland's TidalWave Productions turns news into comic books.

09/18/2018 By Sam Pape

Festivals

3 Things to Do at Rose City Comic Con This Weekend

Portland’s biggest celebration of fandom, comics, and cosplay starts tonight.

09/07/2018 By Allison Place

Nostalgia

Miss Barack Obama? Here’s a Book of Postcards for You

A Portland couple—she's an illustrator; he's a children's book writer—pay tribute to 44.

08/23/2018 By Sam Pape

Comics

A Portland Cartoonist Created a Bizarro World Where Trump Is Good

Decent Don is helpful, kind, and generous.

11/20/2017 By Marty Patail

Division/Clinton: Shops

10 Perfectly Portland Shops in the Division/Clinton Neighborhood

Prepare for a trove of chic threads, comic-book finds, stylish stationery, and lady-approved sex toys.

08/08/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Pop Shopping

5 Things You'll Find at GeekCraft Expo PDX

With Game of Thrones-worthy gauntlets and Star Wars Carbonite art, the city’s 'Etsy-Meets-Comic Con' event returns June 10–11.

06/01/2017 By Kelly Clarke

The Essentials

From Beth Ditto to Wonder Woman, June's Pop Culture Hot List

The records, dance show, and books you can't miss this month

05/15/2017 By Fiona McCann

Holy Inclusiveness, Batman!

David Walker Pens First Comic Series Starring a Superhero with Down Syndrome

With Superb, the Portlander behind Marvel's Power Man and Iron Fist fights for a broader definition of “super.”

05/10/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Comics

Happy 25th Birthday, Image Comics!

The recent Portland transplant celebrates its birthday with signings all over town.

01/25/2017 By Fiona McCann